Why We Should Be Skeptical of Elon Musk’s Neuralink Implant Claims

January 31, 2024

On Monday, Elon Musk announced on X that a patient successfully received a brain implant from his neurotechnology startup Neuralink. “That is the goal.”But there’s just one problem: We only have Musk’s word to take for it. Given Musk’s long and sordid history of overpromising and underdelivering, there’s little reason to trust what he has to say. While Musk initially announced in 2019 that Neuralink was going to start human trials of its brain chips in 2020, those trials were repeatedly delayed due to FDA approvals. The post Why We Should Be Skeptical of Elon Musk’s Neuralink Implant Claims appeared first on The Daily Beast.